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November 8, 2012

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, November 8, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

                                 President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rich Hillis,

                                                                        Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

Acting Commission Secretary: Jonas P. Ionin

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the above web site.

 

View the meeting online at:  http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

Or

View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

And

The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

 

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

 

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing.  Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA  94103-2414.  Comments received by 9:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing.  Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.  For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.

When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Planning Commission Secretary at:  commissions.secretary@sfgov.org

 

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

 

Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM.  If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing.  Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

 

Policy on Commissioner’s requests for hearings:  There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.

 

Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision:  The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call the Commission Secretary at (415) 558-6407.

 

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

 

Accessible Meeting Policy

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  Requests for American Sign Language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing.  A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings.  Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.  A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice).  In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice).  Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats.  If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

 

 

 

 

12:00 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:                                                     

                                 President:                        Rodney Fong

         Vice-President:                 Cindy Wu

                                 Commissioners:                Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rich Hillis;

                                                                        Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

A.            CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date.  The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

           

1.         2012.0847D                                                                (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6159) 

28-30 TOLEDO WAY - north side between Pierce Street and Mallorca Way, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0466A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.07.26.1070 proposing to enlarge the partial fourth floor of the existing four-story, two-unit building within the RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning District and the 40-X Height and Bulk District. New rear balconies and front facade alterations are also proposed including window replacements and construction of a tiled parapet.

Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 4, 2012)

NOTE: On September 6, 2012, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to October 4, 2012 by a vote of (+7 -0).  Public hearing remains open.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 15, 2012)

 

2a.        2007.0036D                                                                           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

422 VICENTE STREET - on the north side of Vicente Street between 15th and 16th avenues; Lot 002H in Assessor’s Block 2416 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Demolition Permit Application No. 2006.09.13.2173, proposing to demolish a two-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Proposed for Continuance to December 6, 2012)

 

2b.       2007.0037D                                                                           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

422 VICENTE STREET - on the north side of Vicente Street between 15th  and 16th avenues; Lot 002H in Assessor’s Block 2416 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Building Permit Application No. 2006.09.13.2176, to construct a two-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

(Proposed for Continuance to December 6, 2012)

 

B.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing

 

3  2.      2012.1063Q                                                                   (C. LAMORENA: (415) 574-9085)

738 6th AVENUE - east side between Cabrillo and Fulton Streets; Lot 032 in Assessor’s Block 1648 - Request for Condominium Conversion Subdivision to convert a three-story, six-unit building into residential condominiums within a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

4 3.       2011.0673C                                                                  (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

501-503 AND 505-511 LAGUNA STREET - southwest corner of Laguna and Linden Streets; Lots 034 and 035 in Assessor’s Block 0819 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, and 720.83 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of three roof-mounted panel antennas on the roof of the buildings and associated equipment located in the basement.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 2 Site (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) within the, Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit Oriented District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

5 4.       2012.0725C                                                                  (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

475 EUCALYPTUS DRIVE - southerly side between Melba Street and 22nd Avenue, Lot 030 in Assessor’s Block 7295 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(c), Residential Care Facility, to allow the expansion of an existing residential care facility for the elderly from five beds to ten beds within the RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family Detached) District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal will not include any physical expansion of the existing building.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.         COMMISSION QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

Adoption of Commission Minutes – Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission.  Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

 

6 5.       Consideration of Adoption:

 

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 25, 2012

 

7 6.       Commission Comments/Questions

·         Inquiries/Announcements.  Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).

·         Future Meetings/Agendas.  At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

8 7.       Director’s Announcements

           

9 8.       Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

 

10 9.                                                                                        (S. EDMONSON: (415) 575-6818)

COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY INVENTORY 2011 - Informational presentation - This 18th Inventory is one of the Department’s reports on the economy and land use. It contains a 10-year time-series of data for calendar years 2002-2011, including population, labor force, employment, establishments, wages, retails sales, government expenditures and revenues, and building activity. The Inventory is available for the public at the Planning Department and can be downloaded from the website at http://www.sf-planning.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8936

Preliminary Recommendation:  No Action required.

 

E          GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

F.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

11 10.                                                                                           (A. RODGERS (415) 558-6395)

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON THE INCLUSIONARY HOUSING PROCEDURES MANUAL UPDATE - The Mayor’s Office of Housing is working on an update to the Inclusionary Housing Procedures Manual that may include amendments to the Planning Code. Today’s hearing is to provide information on the topic. An “action” hearing has been tentatively scheduled for November 29, 2012 Planning Commission hearing. The Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program, as defined in Planning Code Section 415, requires residential developments to pay an Affordable Housing Fee. Project sponsors may apply for an alternative to the fee in the form of providing fifteen percent (15%) of their units on-site or 20% of their units off-site as affordable to low- to moderate-income households. These percentages are higher in certain parts of the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area. This program is governed by San Francisco Planning Code Section 415 et seq., and is administered by the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing. Planning Code Section 415 requires that the Mayor’s Office of Housing and the Planning Department publish a Procedures Manual containing procedures for monitoring and enforcement of the policies and procedures for implementation of the Program. This Monitoring and Procedures Manual contains information regarding the Program for potential Buyers and renters of below market rate Units, as well as for information for Projects sponsors, owners and property managers of Units developed under the Program. Updates to the Manual occur as needed. The last update to the Manual was adopted by the Planning Commission on June 28, 2007. Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 25, 2012)

12 11.                                                                                            (C. FLORES: (415) 558-6473)

VISITACION VALLEY SCHLAGE LOCK PLAN UPDATE - Informational hearing on the status of the Visitacion Valley/ Schlage Lock plan and development project.  The Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Design for Development document, intended to guide the redevelopment of the former Schlage Lock factory site, was adopted by the Planning and Redevelopment Commissions in 2009. The dissolution of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency in 2012 meant that tax increment funding would no longer be available to Schlage Lock project. The Planning Department is collaborating with the Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the community to determine alternative paths for that project in the post-Redevelopment era, and has begun community outreach for this effort. No action is required on this

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

 

            13 12.   2008.0877EMTUZ                                                               (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN -- INITIATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL PLAN, PLANNING CODE, AND ZONING MAPS - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving Resolutions of Intent to Initiate Amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code, and Zoning Maps to implement the Western SoMa Community Plan. In addition, staff will request that the Commission schedule a public hearing on December 6, 2012 to consider approval of the proposed General Plan, Planning Code, Administrative Code, and Zoning Map amendments and direct staff to conduct the necessary noticing for such hearing.

 

(a)  2008.0877EMTUZ                                                          (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN -- INITIATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL PLAN - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider adopting a Resolution of Intent to Initiate Amendments to the General Plan necessary to adopt the WSoMa Community Plan, including amendments to the Housing and Commerce & Industry Elements, and Land Use Index. In addition, staff will request that the Commission schedule a public hearing on December 6, 2012 to consider approval of the proposed General Plan amendments and direct staff to conduct the necessary noticing for such hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

(b)  2008.0877EMTUZ                                                          (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN -- INITIATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE PLANNING CODE - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to Initiate Amendments to the Planning Code necessary to adopt the WSoMa Community Plan, including adding Sections 261.2, 263.28, 263.29, 703.9, 743 et seq., 744 et seq., 844 et seq., 845 et seq., 846 et seq., 847 et seq., and 890.81, and amending Planning Code Sections 121.1, 121.2, 121.7, 124, 134, 135, 141, 145.1, 151.1, 155, 182, 201, 204.4, 207.4, 207.5, 207.6, 208, 270.2, 316, 329, 401, 423 et seq., 429.2, 607.1, 702.1, 703.2, 802.1, 802.4, 802.5, 803.3, 803.6, 803.7, 803.9, 813, 822, 823, and 890.88.  In addition, staff will request that the Commission schedule a public hearing on December 6, 2012 to consider approval of the proposed Planning Code amendments and direct staff to conduct the necessary noticing for such hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

 

 (c)  2008.0877EMTUZ                                                         (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

WESTERN SOMA COMMUNITY PLAN -- INITIATION OF AMENDMENTS TO THE ZONING MAPS  - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to Initiate Amendments to the Zoning Maps necessary to adopt the WSoMa Community Plan, including amendments to Maps ZN1, ZN2, ZN7, ZN8, HT1, HT2, HT7, and HT8.  In addition, staff will request that the Commission schedule a public hearing on December 6, 2012 to consider approval of the proposed Zoning Maps amendments and direct staff to conduct the necessary noticing for such hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

           

14 13.   2012.0971C                                                                         (S.Young: (415) 558-6346)

1963 SUTTER STREET - south side between Fillmore and Webster Streets; Lots 042 in Assessor’s Block 0684 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 145.2, 249.31, 303, and 712.24 to add an outdoor activity area to an existing restaurant (d.b.a. Roostertail) within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, Japantown Special Use District, and 50-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal is to add an outdoor dining area with tables and chairs to accommodate up to 18 restaurant patrons on an approximately 180-square foot patio (enclosed by a 6’6” high fence) within the rear yard of the restaurant.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions                                                                             

 

15 14.    2012.0928DDD                                                                     (R. SUCRE: (415) 575-9108)

2000 20th STREET - northwest corner of De Haro and 20th Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 4072 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.12.01.5856 (Alteration) proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition on an existing two-story building containing one dwelling unit within the RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 18, 2012)

 

G.         PUBLIC COMMENT

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception.  When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment.  In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

 

(1)  responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2)  requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3)   directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.  (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

 

Adjournment

 

 
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